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first_img Tropical treehouse with plenty of character MORE NEWS “One of the levels has two bedrooms, a bathroom and study all on its own floor so it makes it perfect for kids to have their own space or for visitors if they are staying.” Ms McCallum said the house was also very low-maintenance, making it perfect for travellers or those wanting a large house without the work. “It’s an easy lock-and-leave house which has been great for us because we travel a lot,” Ms McCallum said. “It’s also very safe and has low-maintenance gardens. The layout is also very versatile so you can configure it in whichever way works for your family or lifestyle.” More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Since we’ve owned it, we’ve done a lot to it — we’ve redone the bathrooms, kitchens and added a huge room downstairs which has its own bathroom and toilet,” Ms McCallum said.“We’ve also put a huge back deck on it, which is amazing for entertaining. “Recently it has been completely repainted inside and out, with all the floors repolished.”Ms McCallum said entertaining was at the heart of the home, with four separate alfresco areas.center_img “When we bought it, we moved from acreage because we wanted to be closer to town and we loved the view and breeze,” Ms McCallum said.“It’s also very private because out the back on the deck you can’t see any neighbours and they can’t see you — you’re just surrounded by nature.”Ms McCallum said the family had added and freshened up a range of features in the house over the past 13 years. “The house flows very well between kitchen and living area, which is great because we love entertaining but I also love having people around me,” she said. “There are four huge outdoor areas which we love to use for entertaining, and because of the position, the port lights up at night from the front deck which is beautiful. This house at 2/382 Stanley Street in Castle Hill is on the market for $1,198,000.THIS charming hilltop hideaway is on the market in one of Townsville’s most sought after suburbs. Spread over four levels, it combines privacy, soaring ocean views and convenience to some of the region’s most popular cafes and schools. Sharon McCallum and Mick Brennan have lived in the house since 2006 with their two sons who have now moved out. READ MORE CBD units are the cheapest in over a decadelast_img read more

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first_imgBOONVILLE, Ind. – Dynatech Headers rewards four Modified drivers again in 2014, its 10th season as a marketing partner with IMCA. The Boonville, Ind., manufacturer of exhaust systems and related components gives a $500 product certificate to the national IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified champion. The runner-up receives $350, with $250 for third and $100 for seventh. Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office the following week. Information about Dynatech-made products is available by calling 800 848-5850 and at the www.afcodynapro.com website.last_img

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first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, on Saturday in Abuja said the upcoming friendly game between Nigeria and Brazil would expose the Super Eagles’ strengths and weaknesses.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three-times African champions Super Eagles will take on Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang on October 13.This is coming 23 years after Nigeria, on their way to winning Africa’s first Olympic football gold medal, spanked the Selecao 4-3 after extra-time.This was in the semifinals at the Athens Stadium in the State of Georgia, US.Dare said though the October 13 game was a friendly, there was a lot at stake for both countries, describing it as a good test for the Super Eagles.He said: “The game in Singapore is a friendly, but also it is a friendly that we think will test our boys and we will see how prepared they are.“It will also show our strong departments and areas where we are weak, so, we look forward to a very engaging and interesting game.“We all know that Brazil is reputed to be a footballing nation and Nigeria is also one. “We have ego at play even though it’s a friendly, but we have two great footballing nations playing a friendly and we hope Nigeria will excel.“I am not one that predicts matches, but I hope our boys will play excellently well because we have got talents on that team and I know they will show what they have got on the day.”Dare also said the Buhari administration was committed to ensuring an all-round development of sports, adding that the Sports Ministry was ready to work with all the federations in the country.He added: “Let me also say, like I used to say, that I have brought to sports development in this country a fresh insight, an injection of a new dynamism in sports administration.“In the past, there were distractions. But we will not be distracted, our eyes are set at the tip of the spear, we have a template and we will follow our plans.“Also, we will go by the rule of law and also work with all federations, so long as the leadership is recognised by law.“At that point, we owe it to Nigerians to work with them to such a point where we can develop every sports activity in our country the way they should be and put them in the right perspective.” Tags: Muhammadu BuhariSunday DareSuper Falconlast_img read more

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first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)Freshman Allison Wack’s ability to play volleyball wasn’t acquired over time; it was in her blood. Her aunt, Darla, played volleyball at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her brother, Nate, played for University of California-Santa Barbara. Now, she joins her sister Jocelyn as a starter for the ninth ranked Badgers.”There was never any pressure [to play volleyball]. I was dragged to the gym growing up, and that’s where I’ve always been,” Wack said.Wack earned the starting job because of her outstanding play coming off the bench. Against Michigan last Saturday, she had 10 kills despite playing a reserve role. Her best game of the year was against Loyola Marymount in September when she totaled a career-high 18 kills.Wack’s season averages rank among the best on the team. She is averaging 2.58 kills per game, which is second on the team. She also averages .45 blocks per game.Head coach Pete Waite said that her early-season success comes from being around the game so much when she was younger. Because both her older siblings played volleyball, Wack was immersed at a very young age. When she played club volleyball in high school, Waite said, she always played up an age group. Wack’s accomplishments can also be attributed to her ability to adapt to a much faster game. She said that the major difference between high school and college volleyball is the speed. Also, she has had to change some aspects of her game because of the parity among college-level volleyball players. “In high school, I pretty much hit around the block for the most part, and now I’m just using the block,” Wack said. “I’m just swinging for the hands and trying to find shots. For me, for blocking, you have to get up way earlier, and you have to be stronger. It’s a huge change between high school and club to here.”Although Wack has had a lot of success early in the season, she knows there is still a lot to improve on. She cites serving as one aspect of her game that needs work. The one serve she has attempted this season went into the bottom of the net. Also, she said she needs to work on her blocking and adapt to her relatively short size, or her “un-size” for a hitter in college volleyball. “There are always little things,” Wack said. “Any player always criticizes [herself] and finds things that [she wants] to improve on.”Sophomore Caity DuPont, who has played with Wack since middle school, has been fighting for the starting outside hitter position as well. She says the competition that she and Wack have in practice helps elevate both their games. “I think it’s really good that we have to compete at every practice,” DuPont said. “Every time we scrimmage, it’s a full out battle because there is just that one spot open, and we are both fighting for it. So, it’s really good for us for every practice. We have to come in and have so much intensity. You can’t take any day for granted, and you can’t be lazy at any time.”Having a bench with so much depth has contributed to the success that the team has had so far this season. When DuPont or Wack comes into the game, it adds a spark to the team when it needs it most. “It’s great to have some depth because, you know, some people are going to have some off days and are going to be tired,” Waite said. “Sometimes we are going to need to change the momentum if the team isn’t playing well. So, they both come in and charge us up and give us some points.”Having an older sister on the team has also helped Wack adapt to not only playing college volleyball, but getting used to the chaotic life of a collegiate athlete. “Jo is going to be able to help her as classes go on here and just make sure she is up to speed and keeping up with things early because you don’t want to get behind in any of your classes,” Waite said. “You know, we have already been on the road for three weeks, so she is getting used to that. So, Jo is helpful, and Al has been able to experience, on the sideline as a high school player, Jo go through it.”When Wack first arrived on campus, Jocelyn made sure that she was comfortable and got used to living the life of a college athlete. For example, Jocelyn took her younger sister on a moped ride throughout campus to make sure she knew where she was going. On the court, Jocelyn has played the “mentor role” for her little sister.”[Jocelyn] has been around the game for a long time, and she’s just happy for the good things that Al is doing right now,” Waite said. “She’s going to want her to be as good as possible and as fast as possible.”Wack said that having her sister at Wisconsin was a big factor in deciding to join the program. The Wack sisters are the first sibling tandem to play for the team since 2000. The sisters are very supportive of each other, but remain very competitive. “We like to keep the game fun, but we get in each other’s head a little,” Allison said.last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGREENBUSH, Mich. — On Saturday, Aug. 1, Alcona County sheriff deputies were dispatched to Cedar Lake Grocery Store in Greenbush Township to respond to a breaking and entering complaint.Ownerof the store, Scott Parent reported someone had broken down the front door and there were numerous bottles of liquor missing. “They took a canoe paddle and beat on the door until it finally caved in, crawled through the hole, came around to the liquor counter, took five bottles of liquor and went right back out through the hole in the bottom,” he said.Parent has owned the store for 37 years and says something like this rarely happens. “This the first time in like 25 years that we’ve been broken into, so it’s pretty safe around here.” Deputies requested assistance from the Michigan State Police K-9 unit out of Gaylord Post for help in finding the one responsible.Just before noon on the same day, deputies were able to locate the suspect. Using camera footage and the K-9 unit authorities were able to track a 15–year–old male from Livonia, Michigan, to a nearby residence. Parent says he’s grateful for all of the hard work the sheriff’s department did to help catch this criminal. “They did a magnificent job catching this kid that broke in here and I’d like to thank them for that.”Due to his age, the identity of the suspect is not being released and a juvenile petition request has been sent to the Alcona County prosecutor.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Lake Grocery, Michigan State Police Gaylord PostContinue ReadingPrevious Humane Society talks about kitten adoptionNext Alpena High School gears up for their STEM programlast_img read more

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first_imgBello started his day with birdies on four of his first six holes to jump out to an early lead.His lone bogey came at his 10th (No. 1), but he bounced back with four birdies over his next five to help close out a stellar round.🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 and only one bogey.@RCabreraBello wasted no time today.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/9pPoynitMv— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 7, 2019Bradley’s 5-under 67 puts him one shot clear of several players tied for third at 4 under including Phil Mickelson, who worked his way around a double-bogey at the 10th to shoot 68.Mickelson’s double-bogey came at the expense of one of the more daring shots of the day as the five-time major winner attempted a right-handed shot behind a net.It was a risky play and one that didn’t pay off as it ultimately caught the net and fell down right back where it started.Backyard.Right-handed.BEHIND the fence.Phil’s not afraid to play any shot. pic.twitter.com/tGizOzdBYy— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 7, 2019As tough as the shot was, Mickelson more than made up for it with seven birdies to go with the double-bogey and another bogey, as well. Rafa Cabrera-Bello is in the lead after Day 1 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.The 34-year-old dropped in eight birdies with just one bogey on his way to a 7-under 65 and a two-shot lead over 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley. Earlier in the day, the event took another loss as Jason Day had to withdraw from the tournament because of a back injury. Tiger Woods pulled out of the event a couple of days ago.The No. 11 player in the world is off to a decent start this year with two top-5 finishes in three events, but this back injury is just another setback in what has been a very good, if somewhat snakebitten, career for the Australian.Other notable scores on the course include Rory McIlroy who finished at even par and Rickie Fowler who shot a 2-over 74.last_img read more

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first_imgBritish boxer Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) has been handed a six-month ban and fined $13,000 for biting David Price en route to being disqualified in their fight when the pair met in Liverpool, England on March 30.The incident happened during the fifth round when Ali lost his temper, tackled Price and sunk his teeth into his abdomen, as they tangled on the floor. As they got up from the mat, you could see the bite mark on Price’s body. pic.twitter.com/YjfuhvKLPK— Kash Ali (@313ALI1) April 3, 2019 Still, the disgraceful scene was more than enough for him to receive the lengthy ban.Ali, who had his license suspended and his fight purse withdrawn, was also reprimanded by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) at a hearing on April 13 over his actions. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAli, a 27-year old heavyweight, did make a public apology after the fight saying, “I am hugely embarrassed for my actions and the way the whole fight unfolded.” last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2016 track and field season will get under way on Saturday with the 23rd staging of the Purewater/JC track and field meet on the grounds of Jamaica College (JC), Old Hope Road, starting at 8:30 a.m.With the ISSA-Grace-Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to be contested in early March, expectations are that this could be the biggest opening meet in many years. The meet is one of the qualifiers for the championships as the respective coaches will want to ensure that their charges meet qualifying standards early and take off some early pressure as January is loaded with several development meets.McCrea to be honouredAs usual, a Jamaica College past student who has contributed significantly to the school’s sports programme will be honoured at the meet, and this year’s honouree will be Andrew McCrea. McCrea will be recognised for his contribution to the development of track and field at JC.As usual, athletes will compete in two categories: high schools and clubs and institutions. The age groups for high schools are Under-19, Under-16, and Under-14 for boys; while for girls, it will be Under-19, Under-15, and Under-13.The second category will comprise a mix of clubs and institutions, with competition for males and females.Track events to be contested will be 100m, 800m, 3000m for females, and 5000m for males. There will also be sprint hurdles events over 70m, 80m, 100m, and 110m.Five field events will also be contested – long jump, discus, high jump, shot put, and pole vault.Purewater/JC will once again be awarding 10 individual trophies to the outstanding performers selected by the judges in each class and category.Entries for the meet will be accepted up to noon tomorrow, and according to the organisers, no entries will be accepted on the day of competition.last_img read more

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first_imgRoger Federer earlier put Team Europe ahead by saving three match points for a 6-7, 7-6, (10-7) victory over John Isner.Isner staggered Federer with a body serve that caused the 20-time Grand Slam winner to stumble early in the match. But Federer regrouped and fought off two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before capturing the deciding 10-point tiebreaker used in the Laver Cup.In the opening doubles match, Jack Sock and Isner saved two match points in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Federer and Zverev 4-6, 7-6, (11-9).The three-day, five-session tournament at the United Center drew 93,584 fans.Team Europe won the first Laver Cup last year in Prague. The tournament moves to Geneva, Switzerland, next year.ADVERTISEMENT “Obviously it was an amazing feeling,” Zverev said. “So special to clinch it for us guys and Europe. It’s great how it ended.”Anderson, who lost in the Wimbledon finals this year, said Sunday night’s setback affected more than just him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“You’re playing for something different. You feel like you didn’t come through for the team,” he said.Had Anderson won, Nick Kyrgios of the World team would have played Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in a deciding singles match. But it was not necessary because the European team had reached 13 points. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Team Europe’s Roger Federer celebrates a men’s singles tennis match win against Team World’s John Isner at the Laver Cup, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)CHICAGO — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still, it was another memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar in eighth place with 3,130 assists.And it wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 36-year-old Cabagnot also cracked the top 10 in all-time steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, who was the second overall pick by defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft. Alex Cabagnot. PBA IMAGESAlex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s All-Time Assists list.The San Miguel guard only knew about it after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Kyrie Irving listed day-to-day by NBA Celtics with knee strain Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game,” he added.Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 made threes as per the league’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon.He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump Magnolia, 113-92, for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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